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5 frothy patios to fulfill your pursuit of hoppiness.

This year, NC Beer Month is in October (a shift initiated last year), but this April marks the inaugural #HopIntoSpring—because “there’s no finer way to enjoy the sunshine of a Carolina day than with… a locally crafted NC beer.” We agree… it’s always hoppy hour during patio season. Here, our five fave beer patios with a mix of vibes and a variety of brews—pouring out the perfect perch for eternal hoptimists. Cheers!

Wye Hill Kitchen & Brewing

Dubbed “Raleigh’s favorite patio,” Wye Hill is an alfresco affair that promises to cure what ales you. Impeccable views + bangin’ housemade brews + chef-driven bar food = our definition of a perfectly spent spring day. You’re gonna need some Everything Brussels… then wash ’em down with Wye’s constantly rotating small-batch brews—so there’s always something new to sip on. wyehill.com

Trophy Brewing + Pizza

You’re gonna want a slice of patio-drinking season at this Trophy hot spot. Pizza and beer already make the perf pairing—but nothing pairs as well with a slice of ’za than Trophy’s house-brewed sips. Fave combos include the Local Celebrity pizza with a Cloud Surfer IPA, or the Most Loyal with a Trophy Husband witbier—but TBH, you can’t go wrong no matter what you tap into. trophybrewing.com

Neuse River Brewing & Brasserie

Savor the flavor (and the sun!) on this sun-soaked patio—complete with a small, calming herb garden that sets the scene for a serene day out. The old-meets-new brewery specializes in Belgian ales and IPAs (but experiments with other brew styles as well), which are best enjoyed with European bistro-inspired fare with a North Carolina twist—out under the twinkling lights, natch. neuseriverbrewing.com

Lynnwood Brewing Concern

Come for the LBC brews and stay for the food from Wilson’s Eatery—thanks to the outdoor haven bridging the two hot spots at Dock 1053. Trust us, there’s no better way to spend a Saturday or Sunday Funday—or any afternoon/evening imbibing sesh—with your crew than with one of LBC’s palatable pints and a sammie or flatbread from its sister resto. lynnwoodbrewing.beer

Crank Arm Brewing

You can never be two-tired to sit back, relax and enjoy a brewsky post-biking sesh (or, well, ever) at Crank Arm. Complete with bike racks, naturally, this primo alfresco perch always promises a hopping good time, with plenty of tables and chairs (plus a cozy bench) to post up at and relish the sun + warmth with a pint or a tasting wheel. Hoppiness, found. crankarmbrewing.com 

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